Immigration Prosecutions at Record Levels in FY 2009
(21 Sep 2009) The latest case-by-case data obtained from the Justice Department for the first nine months of FY 2009 indicates that the prosecution of federal immigration cases has continued to surge in the Obama Administration. If the monthly prosecution of these cases continues at the same pace for the balance of the year, the FY 2009 total will be more than 90,000 prosecutions, 14.1% above what it was in FY 2008.

Sharp increases were recorded in the federal judicial districts of Arizona (Phoenix - up 40%), Texas South (Houston - up 22%) and New Mexico (Albuquerque - up 10%). Declines were found in California South (San Diego - down 14%) and Texas West (San Antonio - down 4.3%).

Among the districts reporting a relatively small number of immigration prosecutions, New York South (Manhattan) had the greatest year-to-year projected increase - 190%.

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